What are politics?

  • (noun): The opinion you hold with respect to political questions.
    Synonyms: political sympathies
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Politics

Politics (from Greek politikos "of, for, or relating to citizens") as a term is generally applied to the art or science of running governmental or state affairs, including behavior within civil governments, but also applies to institutions, fields, and special interest groups such as the corporate, academic, and religious segments of society. It consists of "social relations involving authority or power" and to the methods and tactics used to formulate and apply policy.

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... Liberalism (John Locke) scholar and Quebec and Canadian politics specialist Harold Lasswell - Political communications, pioneered early efforts to establish the policy sciences and influential contributor to the ... constructivist, Cold War expert, author of Tragic Vision of Politics ... Discoverer of Condorcet Criterion and Borda Count Theodore Lowi - Major scholar of American politics at Cornell University Ian Lustick - State territoriality ethnic conflict and ...

More definitions of "politics":

  • (noun): The profession devoted to governing and to political affairs.

Famous quotes containing the word politics:

    We are naïve and moralistic women. We are human beings. Who find politics a blight upon the human condition. And do not know how one copes with it except through politics.
    Kate Millett (b. 1934)

    In politics people throw themselves, as on a sickbed, from one side to the other in the belief they will lie more comfortably.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want.
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